On Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, 2012, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT invites visitors of all ages to celebrate Halloween, and explore the darker memories of this National Historic Landmark.
An adult event, 21 and over, the Haunted Mansion Costume Party on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7-11 p.m., will embrace the Collins family attire worn on the TV drama House of Dark Shadows, which was filmed at the Mansion in the 70s. The Haunted Basement Tour will introduce guests to the rarely seen cavernous underbelly of the building which will be transformed into an eerie dungeon on the night of the party.
Tickets for this event including dinner, drinks and dancing is $75 (adults 21 and over), ticket of $99 includes the party plus one palm reading and a haunted basement tour. Individual tickets for psychic readings ($25-$40) and a Haunted basement tour ($10) are also available. An added bonus is by showing your “Haunted Mansion Halloween Party ” tickets, visitors can continue their ghostly explorations with the Norwalk Historical Society’s Haunting at Mill Hill Lantern tour through the graveyard at Mill Hill Historic Park on either Friday, the 26th or Saturday the 27th. Reservations recommended. For information and tickets: www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
RSVP: 203-838-9799, ext. 4 or email@example.com.
The Ghostly Sightings Tours on Wed. Oct. 31, 12-4 p. m, focus on the history of the house, when it was a private residence, between 1868 and 1938. Docents will take visitors through the first floor of the Museum and discuss the darker memories of this National Historic Landmark. General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults
During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults ages 8-18. Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are 12- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour starts at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org